The Ottawa Folk Festival is located in Hog’s Back Park, a fabulous green space centrally located within the city’s core. Hog’s Back Park is bounded by Colonel By, Heron, Riverside, and Hog’s Back roads.
The best place to drop off passengers that are on their way to the Ottawa Folk Festival at Hog’s Back Park is at the ‘drop-off area’ near the Heron Road ‘main gate’ (situated slightly west of the corner of Heron Road and Riverside Drive). If you’re driving east on Heron Road, veer right before getting to Riverside Drive; you’ll see the drop-off area on your left. If you’re heading west on Heron, look for a sign on your right that reads, “Vincent Massey Park – Heron Road West” – veer right there. This will bring you to an underpass that leads to the ‘drop-off’ area.
OC Transpo Day Passes: Purchase a Day Pass directly from the bus driver for $7.75, and the whole family (2 adults and up to 4 children under 12) can travel with one Day Pass on weekends.
New: Ottawa Folk Festival is now a destination in the OC Transpo Travel Planner.
Para Transpo pick-up and drop-off is available at the roundabout at the entrance to the Park at 601 Hog’s Back Road K2C 1N5.
The National Capital Pathway cuts through Hog’s Back Park. Free, secure Bike Parks are at both entrances to the park.
Parking Passes will not be sold this year. Instead, festival organizers have made arrangements for FREE parking at Canada Post on Riverside Drive after 5 pm on Thursday, Friday, & Monday, and all day on Saturday & Sunday.
PAID parking is also available at Vincent Massey Park off Heron Road for $7/day on Thursday, Friday, and Monday and $3.50/day on Saturday & Sunday.
During the festival, parking will not be available to the general public in the gravel lot operated by Parks Canada at Mooney’s Bay south of Hog’s Back Road nor at the Falls parking lot at Hog’s Back Park.
Taxi pick-up and drop-off will be at the south end of the park off Hog’s Back Road.